Tuesday April 12 2011
Del Piero sets comeback date

Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has promised to be back for his side's trip to Fiorentina on Sunday.

The talismanic 36-year-old strained his adductor muscle at the beginning of the month and hasn't played since.

Juventus have thrived in his absence and have an outside chance of qualifying for Europe.

"I have suffered from the stands," he wrote on his official website.

"My recovery is going according to plan and I will be there for the difficult away match against Fiorentina."

"After the game against Genoa I thought again about what was said the last time we won three games in a row: Let's think about the next.

"This is the thinking of the group. While it's true that we have won three times it's also true that we are still not half way there yet given there are six games of the season remaining.

"In sum, it's too soon to lift our heads again even if one thing is very important: the enthusiasm and the confidence in ourselves which is accompanying us and has to accompany us until the end of the season."

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